When you get used to popping into a Skyclub along your travels, ending up in an airport without one is not much fun. There are ways around this, like the AMEX Platinum Membership Rewards card that with Priority Pass will get you in no matter what airline you are flying.
On my last mileage run I found myself in Pittsburgh one day with a long layover. What to do? Thankfully my US Air card that I got from my last round came with a free one day pass. The US Air club is upstairs in the center of the airport gate side. Their program has a nice tech feature attached to it. I walked in and presented my pass. The rep pulled it up in the computer and found I had an older pass in the system that was about to expire, and expire that very day! No paper pass was needed, it was all electronic and I was granted access.
The lounge was, compared to most Skyclubs, just about empty. As you come in you will pass a “goodie” table that has no Biscoffs, but they did have Milano’s – NUMMY! I am sure if you had these as your only option for a long time they would get old but I was very pleased.
I also had some chips I wish I had not. While they were still not expired, they were about as stale as could be. Pass.
I am not sure about the “office cubical” design, but had it been packed with flyers I guess it would create a bit more of a private feel over the open plan Skyclub designs.
I found a spot by the windows to look at the planes coming and going and went for a glass of red wine from the bar that was complimentary. It was not self serve and the glass was so small that two sips and you were done. Wifi was fine, but there were only a few of us so hard to tell if it really pushed the performance. Overall an OK visit and much more quiet than being out in the main concourse area.
But I have to say if you ever find yourself with some extra time to kill in PIT airport, and you don’t have a pass, Bar Symon or the many other eateries in the airport are not a bad 2nd choice! – Rene
PS – just as a quick update on the Mileage Run tab. It is a work in progress. I am trying to get comments turned on for the tab to speed up readers input. Please bear with me as I work on this feature of the blog. Txs!
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